A South Carolina paramedic who has been under investigation for the past week, was arrested and charged today for her role in taking and concealing marijuana that was in the pocket of an accident victim.
Chelsea Arrowood, 27, of Berkeley County EMS, surrendered to State Highway Patrol this afternoon and was charged with obstruction of justice. On November 10, 2011 she responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident and treated the driver of one of the vehicles, Shana Robinson, 33. Robinson was later charged with felony DWI, death resulting.
Arrowood is accused of taking marijuana from Robinson’s pocket in order to hide it from the police. Investigators subsequently recovered the pot and charged Robinson with possession. Berkeley County EMS has started its own investigation into the incident, and reported that Arrowood is on previously scheduled paid vacation leave.